Children of the Northern Lights

Two astronauts on a mission to find a new supply of energy land on a planet where alien beings offer a chance at a survival at a great cost.

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Series
FUTURESTATES
Premiere Date
June 5, 2013
Length
26 minutes
Funding Initiative
Digital Series and Special Projects
Director

Andrew MacLean

Andrew Okpeaha MacLean is an Iñupiaq filmmaker born and raised in Alaska. His feature film debut On the Ice premiered at Sundance in 2011 and has won top prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, and American Indian Film Festival. His short film Sikumi won the Jury Prize in Short Show more Filmmaking at Sundance 2008. His other films include Natchiliagniaqtuguk Aapagalu (Seal Hunting With Dad), Kinnaq Nigaqtuqtuaq (The Snaring Madman), Such a Perfect Day, and When the Season Is Good: Artists of Arctic Alaska. He co-founded the Iñupiat Theater, the first theater company in the country dedicated to performing entirely in the Iñupiaq language. Show less

Producer

Cara Marcous

Cara Marcous produced the feature film On the Ice, which won Best First Feature and the Crystal Bear for Generations 14plus at the Berlin International Film Festival, the FIPRESCI Prize for Best New American Film at the Seattle International Film Festival, and Best Feature and Best Cinematography at the Woodstock Film Festival. She also produced the Show more short narrative film Sikumi, the documentary feature When the Season Is Good: Artists of Arctic Alaska, and several plays, including the premiere of her own full-length piece Lapse. Marcous is the recipient of the Sheila Johnson Fellowship for the 2009 Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Creative Producing Initiative. Show less

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The Film

Two astronauts on a prospecting mission to find a new supply of energy crash land on a distant planet, where alien beings offer a chance at a survival — but at a great cost.

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